The Penn State Nittany Lions attempt to shrug off a loss in Week 7 when they battle the Indiana Hoosiers on the road in NCAA Football Week 8. Penn State dropped a game at home to rival Michigan State. Will the Nittany Lions take out their frustrations on big dog Indiana? Keep reading for the latest college football odds, analysis, and a free pick when Penn State battles the Hoosiers!
Penn State at Indiana NCAA Football Week 8 Odds & Pick
- When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
- TV: ABC
- Radio: Penn State / Indiana
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ATS Odds: Penn State -14 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 61 (-110)
- Clear: 13°C/56°F
- Humidity: 47%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 16 mph WNW
- Cloud Cover: 4%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Penn State is a good bet at -14?
Michigan State dashed Penn State’s dreams of making it to the CFP, but that doesn’t mean the Nittany Lions have nothing to play for when they head to Bloomington on Saturday. Penn State could still climb back into the Top 10 and play in a New Year’s Day Bowl Game.
To do so, the Nittany Lions must exploit Indiana’s defense. Penn State averages 44.2 points from 491.2 yards. Unless the Spartans got into the Lions’ head, Penn State should rock Indiana for at least 40 points.
- Average Score For: 44.2
- Total Yards: 491.2
- Pass Yards: 239.5
- Rush Yards: 251.7
- Average Score Against: 21
- Total Yards: 365
- Pass Yards: 209.7
- Rush Yards: 155.3
Why Indiana is a good bet at +14?
Indiana could be playing Penn State at the right time. The Nittany Lions have lost 2 games in a row. They laid it all on the line against Ohio State. That didn’t work out. Then, Penn State laid it all on the line against Michigan State. That didn’t work out, either.
The Hoosiers aren’t as talented as Penn State in any phase of the game. But, Indiana could face a Lions squad that enters this game flat after losing to a couple of more important rivals. That might give Indiana enough of an edge to cover.
- Average Score For: 26.1
- Total Yards: 399.6
- Pass Yards: 249.9
- Rush Yards: 149.7
- Average Score Against: 28.1
- Total Yards: 385.3
- Pass Yards: 227.6
- Rush Yards: 57.7
NCAA Football Betting Trends for #16 Penn State at Indiana
- Penn State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Penn State is 8-2 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 7 of Penn State’s last 9 games
- Indiana is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Indiana is 1-18 SU in the last 19 games when playing Penn State
- The total went OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games when playing at home against Penn State
Final NCAA Football Week 8 Analysis for Penn State at Indiana
If Penn State played any other Big Ten team on Saturday, they might be a play against to cover the spread. But, the Nittany Lions battle the Indiana Hoosiers, a team that doesn’t have much going for it.
Indiana’s gone 1-3 ATS at home. Iowa blasted the Hoosiers 42-16 in Week 7. Penn State’s offense, even if it hasn’t played well in their last 2, has much more talent than what Iowa’s got.
Indiana might stay close for a couple of series. Then, Penn State should break open the game.
NCAA Football Week 8 Pick: Penn State -14